Playing on a softball team with a group of friends is a great way to build lasting memories. Whether you’re a teen or adult, you’ll have the time of your life over the course of a season. However, if you’re not in a league that provides t-shirts or uniforms for your team, you’re going to need to come up with your own design and get your shirts printed. At Four Seasons Screen Printing, we can help you get started with our guide that will walk you through how to make softball screen print designs.
Think of a team name
Before you do anything with your shirt, you’re going to need to think of a team name. There are plenty of creative names out there to choose from. You can either go with a professional team name, something that’s been used by many other teams or come up with something unique to your group. Here are a few of the most common softball team names so you can either choose your team name or see what’s not as original as you thought it might have been.
- A Team
- Base Invaders
- Wrecking Crew
- The Umpire Strikes Back
- Heavy Hitters
Choose your color scheme
Before you can make a logo or choose a shirt, you need to decide on your color scheme. Blue and red seem to be popular colors among those who make softball and baseball designs, so keep that in mind when choosing your colors. While the color scheme you choose isn’t overly important, you want something that will distinguish your team from others. Not only will it make you recognizable on the field, but your team will be easier to find before games. Look to professional teams across all sports for inspiration if you need it.
Make your logo
Designing a logo for anything can be a challenge, even if you’re a professional. Think of a few designs and make some mock-ups so you can compare them side by side. If you’re having a hard time coming up with a design, there are plenty of templates that you can use across the internet. When designing your logo, keep in mind the amount of color you’re using because you could quickly drive up the cost of each shirt by using more than three colors.
Not everybody has an app on their phone or computer that they can use for elaborate graphic design projects, but you can use several websites and smartphone apps to create your logo. If you’re not well-versed in a program like PhotoShop, you can use a website like Canva or an app for your phone like Adobe Creative Cloud Express. Both make it easy to manipulate shapes and words to create your logo. If you’re not one for designing your own logo, you can work with a professional for assistance.
Choose a t-shirt style and material
Not all softball t-shirts are the same. You have plenty of options to choose from beyond your cotton blend. Some people prefer to be active in a 100% polyester t-shirt as it’s lightweight and easily stretches with your body. If you’re considering a jersey-type shirt, consider the size and shape of your logo. It’s often easier to print the logo on the shirt’s left breast rather than across the middle to ensure that the design goes on correctly.
Get in touch for help
When it comes time to print your shirts, reach out to our team at Four Seasons Screen Printing. We can help you finely tune your design, so it’s ready to print on your shirts. Our team can help with any part of the process of your softball screen print designs, so you can feel comfortable that you’re getting a shirt that looks great and is professionally printed. Give us a call at 715-845-1146 or send a message via our contact form to get started. We’re available to help with your design for every step of the process.